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Supplicant  n.  One who supplicates; a suppliant. "The wise supplicant... left the event to God."

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"Supplicant" Quotes from Famous Books

... to the temper and spirit by which it is influenced, prayer opens or shuts the kingdom of life and peace on the soul of the supplicant, elevating him either to a closer conjunction with the Lord and his angelic kingdom, or plunging him into a more deplorable depth of separation, by immersing him into association with the lost ...
— The Elements of Character • Mary G. Chandler

... in prosperity had been the very personification of hardness and insolence, was transformed into a grovelling, cringing supplicant, ready to lie face downward in the dust beneath the feet of that brother whose patronage, or charity, ...
— Charlotte's Inheritance • M. E. Braddon

... half-night of the vast interior, at the foot of the sumptuous pedestal of Athor, he distinguished another supplicant, kneeling. But there was a hopelessness in the droop of the bowed head and a tenseness in the interlaced fingers of the clasped hands, which proved that Athor's answer had ...
— The Yoke - A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children - of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt • Elizabeth Miller

... Goliah's head on the side opposite the other; he produced the effect, thus brilliantly illuminated, of a corpse between two mortuary tapers. And in that brief moment their glances met; his was the wild, agonized look of the supplicant whom his fears have overmastered, but she affected not to understand, and withdrew to the sideboard, where she remained standing ...
— The Downfall • Emile Zola

Words linked to "Supplicant" :   postulant, suppliant, applicant, canvasser, besieger, applier, solicitor, imploring, petitioner, religious person, beadsman, requester

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